Re: "Neutral" Parties

From: Roderick and Ellen Robertson <rjremr_at_...>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 20:58:19 -0800

> What do you think of the situation where three options make sense. Say I
> my rival are trying to convince the Count to give me his daughter. The
> obvious options are 1) I succeed in convincing the Count 2) My rival
> in convincing the Count 3) The Count rejects us both.

The Count makes you "duel" each other for her hand (first one to return with the head of Smashhand the Giant wins her hand). This way *he* doesn't have to make up his mind, *and* it is a standard fairy-tale meme :-).

C'est par mon ordre et pour le bien de l'Etat que le porteur du pr�sent a fait ce qu'il a fait.
- Richelieu

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